Steve Hagan is a glass artist, foodie, and proponent of pure beauty. His works combine a love of
function with modern form and design, while often creating a mix of both vessels and citrus-inspired sculpture.
A Philadelphia native, Steve attended Tyler School of Art formerly in Elkins Park where he was first able to
witness the fluid and spontaneous nature of glass. Graduating in 2002 from Temple University he spent the
next few years invested in the public access glass scene of Philadelphia teaching at Crefeld School, Hot Soup,
and East Falls Glassworks. In 2008, he re-entered academia and began his graduate studies at Southern
Illinois University Carbondale. His thesis exhibition titled “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” in 2011
opened up a more sculptural approach to his studio practice, combining both extensive murrini pattern
applications and non-vessel glass blowing. Since that time he has lived all around the US while traveling to
make his work through residencies and as a visiting artist. Currently residing in Tucson, he runs a private glass
studio with Mark Leputa where they have a warm, flame, and cold shop while utilizing Sonoran Glass School’s
public access hotshop for their glassblowing applications.
To learn more about Steve and his work, visit www.stevehagandesigns.com